Most of the audience at the Soiled Dove was there to see the Polyphonic Spree and didn't know much about opener Sarah Jaffe. Matt Arrington of Fort Collins was one such person. "I never saw Sarah perform before, but I was here for her warm-up and it sounded amazing!" The show opened with Denver's M ... More >>
Grand Lux Cafe closed in Park Meadows last week. According to the Park Meadows website, the mall (inside or out) still has Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Champps, Cru a Wine Bar, Earl's, La Sandia, P.F. Chang's, Red Robin, Thai Basil, White Chocolate Grill and two restaurant/pubs in N ... More >>
The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>
After two and a half years, Cantina Laredo has folded its umbrellas at the Streets at SouthGlenn, and the location has been wiped off the website of the Texas-based chain, which has restaurants in a dozen states (as well as the United Arab Emirates). But there's still a Cantina Laredo at 1680 29th S ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on m ... More >>
I was jonesing for Dairy Queen...but was overruled by a frozen yogurt fiend. Fair enough. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Guess Where posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a duo of dipped ice cream cones from Dairy Queen to a bowl of still unidentified miso soup from a joint whose sushi is not its calling card to a plate of tacos from Odelay that weren't worth the long wait. And then there was ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
Re-reviewing Denver Patients Group is purely a function of its location. That is, I drove past the air-conditioned shop right as the Easy Bake oven that is my AC-less car had started to give me borderline heat stroke. Some people go to shopping malls or movies to cool off in heat waves. Why not a di ... More >>
Josh Abbott (due at the Grizzly Rose this Friday, June 1) got his start playing country music while attending Texas Tech in Lubbock, spending his nights watching artists like Pat Green, Corey Morrow, Roger Creagor, Eli Young Band and Randy Rogers roll through the local country bar, the Blue Light. A ... More >>
I really hate it when fast-food restaurants are out of major items. Like Taco Bell not having tacos, Dairy Queen being out of ice cream, and Burger King not having burgers. I get that working in fast-food places is not all pissing rainbows and shitting kittens, and that running out of things from ti ... More >>
The National Theatre Conservatory -- a training ground for young actors, and one of the jewels of the Denver Performing Arts Complex -- is closing its doors after more than 25 years. As a parting gift, the last crop of graduating students will offer showcase performances of Fahrenheit 451, which ope ... More >>
My first real experience with cannabis genetics involved smuggled Northern Lights seeds from the Picasso coffee shop in Amsterdam. Though I was just a kid and what I grew wasn't anything to brag about, the experience gave me a new love for the plant.
There are certain addresses that seem to be black holes, swallowing the life out of every business that moves into them. And 1100 13th Street on The Hill definitely fits the profile. Over the past ten years, it's held everything from a Dairy Queen, which closed in 2006, to the 13th Street Cafe, to ... More >>
Since Dairy Queen's closure in 2006, the space at 1100 13th Street in Boulder has been a black hole for restaurants -- sucking the life out of them until they disappear altogether, leaving nothing behind but the faint smell of a working kitchen, a "For Sale" sign stuck to the window, and hordes of h ... More >>
FlickrGreg Katski describes the most memorable trash he's picked up while visiting Colorado in two words: "drunken and kinky." One of six members of Pick Up America, a group devoted to collecting trash across the United States, Katski and company have stumbled across some "seriously freaky st ... More >>
Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part four of this new series: It is impossible to overstate my hatred of exercise. Put me on a cardiovascular ma ... More >>
Except for the beach, rum punch and occasional hurricane, Denver and Jamaica have a lot in common. We both boast great scenery, weather, music -- plus, ganja is an integral part of our marketplaces. And though Denver doesn't have a third-world economy (yet) or slums completely overrun by drug cartel ... More >>
The other No. 7.True Broncos fans tend to hang on to anything and everything associated with the team -- and my late Uncle John certainly qualified. He passed away a few years ago, but this weekend, I was given an envelope containing some of his Broncos treasures, including a slew of cards th ... More >>
The grower-owner of A Cut Above, a guy who goes by the name of Debo Newshoes, is one of the more entertaining "friends" I have on Facebook. He constantly posts photos of his floor-to-ceiling hydroponic trees, and lately the pictures have been getting better and better. So after he posted a da ... More >>
Jaein LeeSmith Westerns Yeah, the guys in Smith Westerns (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) are young, and their attitude on stage and in interviews seems to be filled to the brim with youthful exuberance with a touch of bravado. But none of that would matter if this Chicago band didn't write f ... More >>
It doesn't take much to convince us to splurge on a Dairy Queen Blizzard -- Reese's, cookie dough, Snickers, whatever! -- but today there's even more incentive, because all participating Dairy Queens will donate a buck or more of the purchase price of every Blizzard to childrens' hospitals t ... More >>
Lori Midson That monstrosity of a dessert, heaped with whipped cream and wreathed in fresh berries, gives the Dairy Queen sundae a run for its calories. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts i ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrad and Libby Birky, owners of the SAME Cafe This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Brad Birky, chef/owner of the SAME Cafe. To read part one of this interview, click here. Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Starting SAME Cafe with really no kitchen experience to spea ... More >>
There's a saying that war is not won on an empty stomach, but American officers on the battlefields of Afghanistan seem to have forgotten that adage, since Reuters reports that some American eateries have been stricken from the menu there. Kandahar, the location of our biggest base in that ... More >>
Andy's Asian Express opened on Monday, January 11, in a former Dairy Queen at South Federal and Iliff, across the street from Lincoln High School. "We did a lot of remodeling," says owner Andy Shi. "Now we have an open kitchen, so you can see what we are doing." One thing that hasn't change ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments.... Figure 29. Civic Center: Invasion of the giant poblano pod The most uncommon lawn ornament is the oversized food sculpture. The days when Big Boy and Papa Burger could be seen shoulder-pressing their massive fiberglass whoppers fro ... More >>
Probably no other member of the Obama Cabinet has racked up as many frequent-flier miles over the past three months than former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar. As the new sheriff in town at the Department of the Interior, he's been taking his agenda on the road -- presiding over offshore lease sales i ... More >>
We went and harpooned us some links from local blogs, as we do every day. Send anything you spear to email@example.com.No idea what the Sportaccord is, but some important people seem to think it's important. And Denver's hosting! (Denver Business Journal, via 5280).Ken Salazar was slightly disin ... More >>
You can buy ICP shirts at Colorado Mills just dont wear one there.
If this chef is good enough for the Dalai Lama, hes good enough for you.
We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.
Drive-thru, they said.
Mars Hill Cafe gives sanctuary to diversity
Spicy Basil serves good food in a space with bad karma.
If people won't come to the noise, Friends Forever will take the noise to them.
The fixe is in at Micole.
Corner of Wadsworth and Alameda
CJ's Frozen Custard
How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.
Anne Slemmons took Michael Wise's money and ran for the border.
In the clearance sale of life, the emergence of Park Meadows has dumped Southwest Plaza in last season's closeout bin. But life goes on. You go, girls.
A STRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.